The Resistance: Justice Rising

I’m an optimist, always have been, always will be. So I see the large numbers in the States marching and organising against fascism as a brilliant development, confirming my faith in the goodness of the majority of people in the United States.

Similarly I see the rise of Jeremy Corbyn in the UK as a sign that people are organising for social justice, peace and decent wages and working conditions, and an end to the class warfare of the Tories under the euphemism of “austerity”.

And just this past week I’ve seen reports of how the progressive government in Portugal in 2016, according to figures released on March 24th, cut the budget deficit by more than half to just under 2.1% of GDP (see chart), the lowest since Portugal’s transition to democracy in 1974. The administration restored state pensions, wages and working hours to pre-bail-out levels, and also brought the deficit well under the 2.5% target set for it by the European Union.

So there are lights on the horizon even though negative news about Trump fills a lot of newspaper, TV and radio space. The trick is not to focus on the negative but instead on the positive.  It’s how we’ll survive these challenging times!

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Resistance: Justice Rising

  1. Oh Mo, you are so right about this……and I think that so long as the US president gets all the press he will be in the spotlight…However, so many are marching and actually ‘doing’ positive work around the globe. Hugs to you today and a huge well done on the Resistance:Justice Rising piece…..awessome as always.

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    • Thanks, Harolyn, like I said to Irene, all the good things that people are inspired to do in and for Houston show us that innate goodness is in so many people, sometimes it just needs a trigger.

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